London Dungeon...

Apr 8th, 2002, 07:04 PM
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travelingal
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London Dungeon...

I'll be in London this summer and was thinking about visiting the London dungeon - anyone been? Was the experience worthwhile? I visited the website, and the site did its job in making everything look and sound great, but I was wondering if anyone here has any kind of feedback that's not quite as biased!!!

Thanks in advance
 
Apr 8th, 2002, 07:13 PM
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I haven't been, but was told it was a true tourist "trap". Judging from several posts on here, including a London report I just read, that does appear to be the case. I have yet to hear anything good about it.
 
Apr 8th, 2002, 08:03 PM
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No, No, NO. It is dreadful. I always thought it was, but a couple of years ago I had a youngster with me and thought he might enjoy it. He HATED it (The younger generations isn't brain dead after all - he had a lot of taste)

Anyway - worst waste of time - why go to "made up" history when your are literally surrounded by the real thing eveywhere in London.
 
Apr 8th, 2002, 09:44 PM
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Personally I liked it, it was a bit of a change from the usual historical/museum thing... now I can say I have visited the London dungeons!
 
Apr 8th, 2002, 10:21 PM
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The London Dungeon was one of my favorite attractions up until it was redone a few years ago and now I think it's not that great. Previously the entire dungeon was filled with Madame Tousseau's wax works displaying all the midevil torture devices and a great Jack the Ripper reenactment. Now a big section was replaced with a really touristy ride that's not too scary. I really get into the macabre so it was a disappointment to see so many (at least half)of the true touture stories taken away. That said, if you don't know much of London's bloody past I think a tour of the Tower of London will be much more informative. Be sure to catch a tour with the beefeaters. Also the gift shop sells a great CD about London's spooky past. Have fun!
 
Apr 9th, 2002, 05:29 AM
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Just got back from London. Do not waste your time at this attraction. We went with our 11 year old daughter who thought it would be "cool"-even though I heard it was not good....we all hated it. Too long and quite tortourous. We couldn't wait to leave.
 
Apr 9th, 2002, 05:42 AM
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Do a search on this site and you'll see that this topic has been almost as discussed as toilet paper.

My kids chose this in London; my husband and I now use this debacle as excuse to say "no" to anything else they might choose--cars, colleges, husbands.
 
Apr 9th, 2002, 05:46 AM
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Don't go----especially if you have any allergies. The smell of mold and mildew in this dark, dank structure can actually be overpowering at times.
 
Apr 9th, 2002, 06:08 AM
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amy
LOVED your response! LOL
 
Jul 21st, 2002, 04:16 PM
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Went 15 years ago... not too bad....(fun tacky)

Went last week (after reading the posts here...almost as a challenge...like watching a movie so bad its good)

If people who read this can ever take one piece of advice from me for the rest of your lives....

DON'T EVER GO TO THIS "ATTRACTION"!!!!!!

The absolute, #1, all-time, worst, rip-off, torturous attraction I have ever attended in my life - On my all-time list of places to never, ever go to again.

I now consider it my mission to tell the world of my plight so that they might be "save" from the "hell" that is the "london dungeon"

Save your selves, please don't go

please

please

please......
 
Jul 21st, 2002, 08:24 PM
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Quite the tourist trap indeed. Who's Madame "Tousseau" anyway????
 
Jul 21st, 2002, 10:31 PM
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Personally, I liked it. And I did notgo to Tusaud, because it is too cheesy. Still between National Gallery and National Theatre, it made nice six flags/great adventure kind of change. As for real torture devices, I was in torture museum in SanGimingano. Lets say I prefer fake...
 
Aug 24th, 2002, 06:10 PM
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I hoped I read the post here before I visited the "dungeon"... I am not going to repeat the stories mentioned here but I do have to say this: I had to lie to one of the "workers" there that my lady friend was not feeling well and we were politely escorted to the outside immediately...what a relieve.
 
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